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Linking to a web address (URL), an email, or another page in your design

Renée Meloche
Renée Meloche
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Hyperlink text in your design, so that readers clicking on it can navigate to another page in your design, or to a website, or access an email address. 

Link to a website/URL/web address or email

Select the text that you want to hyperlink. Selected text will appear with a light blue highlight. You can select any text that appears in a text box, as part of a flowchart or mind map diagram shape (node), etc. Images of text (and regular images) can also be hyperlinked.

Click on 'Link' in the top toolbar. The button looks like two connected chain links.

A close-up of the top toolbar in the Venngage Editor toolbar with the Link button highlighted. A black label with the text 'Link' appears underneath the tool icon in white text.

 

Type the web address into the text field that expands when you click Link in the top toolbar. 

By default, any web address you enter will appear with a " https:// " prefix, automatically (even if you type in the address without it). 

A partial view of a design canvas in the Venngage Editor, with a blue background and colorful icons, shows the title 'What You Should Discuss In Your Cover Letter'. Text at the bottom of the page reads 'Get started on your job search today at GetEmployed.com'. A user selects 'GetEmployed.com' in the text box, and additional tools appear in the top toolbar, including the Link button, which the user clicks. The link button expands to show a text field where the user enters the URL address 'getemployed.com'. On the design canvas, the selected text becomes underlined as it's linked.
 
Link an email address by typing " mailto: " before the email address in the text field.

A close-up of the top toolbar in the Venngage Editor, with the Link text field highlighted. In the text field, the text that appears is an email address with the prefix 'mailto'.

 

Click anywhere outside the link text field to confirm the link.

Link to another page in the design

For multi-page documents, like reports, presentation slide decks or proposals, linking pages to refer back to them or create a table of contents is easy with page linking. 

Select the text you want to hyperlink. Click the Link button on the top toolbar. When you click the text field, a drop-down with the pages in the document will appear. Click on a Page to hyperlink the text to point to it. 

A partial view of a design canvas in the Venngage Editor shows a page with a white background and red, blue and green accents. The title on the page is Table of Contents, and text boxes below list page numbers and subjects. A user clicks into the first text box under the Table of Contents title, and selects 'Page 3'. Additional tools appear in the top toolbar, including the Link button, which the user clicks; when the user clicks on the Link button, it expands into a text field in the top toolbar. The user clicks into that text field and a drop-down appears, with the heading Document Pages. A list of the pages in the documents is available for the user to select from; the user clicks on Page 3, and the text on the design canvas is underlined, as it's now hyperlinked.

 

Test your links by entering preview mode and clicking on hyperlinked text to jump to the linked page.

A report titled Crisis Communication Exercise Report appears in the Venngage Editor; a user opens it in the preview view. The user scrolls down the page and clicks on linked text '03 - Executive Summary' under the Contents page, which redirects them to the linked page.

Link styling 

Once you add the hyperlink, the text is automatically underlined. You can remove the underline by selecting the text and clicking on the underline button on the top toolbar. Or, add another style to the text the same way; select the text and click Bold or Italic to apply the style. 

 

Remove a link from text

Select the hyperlinked text again and click the link button on the top toolbar to expand the text field. The URL (web address) you entered will appear in the text field.

A close up of the top toolbar in the Venngage Editor. The link button is selected and highlighted, in addition to the text field for the link, which shows the URL 'getemployed.com'. At the right end of the text field is an 'x' in a circle.

A close up of the top toolbar in the Venngage Editor. The link button is selected and highlighted, in addition to the text field for the link, which shows the
  URL 'getemployed.com'. At the right end of the text field is an 'x' in a circle.

 

In the link text field, click the "x" in the circle at the right end, after the URL. 

A partial view of a design canvas in the Venngage Editor, with a blue background and colorful icons, shows the title 'What You Should Discuss In Your Cover Letter'. Text at the bottom of the page reads 'Get started on your job search today at GetEmployed.com', and the web address is underlined, indicating it is hyperlinked. A user selects 'GetEmployed.com' in the text box, and additional tools appear in the top toolbar, including the Link button, which expands to show a text field where the URL'getemployed.com' is shown, with an encircled 'x' at the right end of the field. The user clicks the 'x', and the link is deleted; on the canvas, the text is no longer underlined.
 
Looking for an even fancier way to hyperlink? Check out our article on creating scannable QR code links and adding them to your design in our upgraded Editor.
 
The feature(s) discussed in this article is available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Free, Premium, Business and Enterprise.

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